Saturday, May 19, 2012

Embroidery Stilettos/Laying Tools


We just listed these five embroidery stilettos, or laying tools, in our Etsy shop.  The woods used by Dave for these beautiful fiber art tools are ebony, Honduras rosewood, osage orange, cocobolo and buffalo bone.  Be sure and visit our Etsy shop to see additional photos of each of these tools.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Phang Support Spindles



Jatoba was the wood used by Dave to craft the beautiful phang support spindle shown on the left.  Fossil mammoth ivory has been inlayed around this beautiful handspinning tool.  The phang on the right was crafted from ash.  Dave chose turquoise as the inlay material for this spindle.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Eucalyptus Burl and Cocobolo Mini Top Whorl Drop Spindle


Dave has crafted the 1 7/8 inch diameter notched whorl of this mini top whorl drop spindle from eucalyptus burl, and the 7 3/4 inch shaft from cocobolo. A brass hook has been added to the top. Brass inlay has been added to some of the voids in the burl. The weight of this beautiful handspinning tool is 0.8 ounces.  Additional photos can be seen in our Etsy shop.



New Andean/Peruvian Reproduction Bottom Whorl Drop Spindles


Three new Andean reproduction bottom whorl drop spindles were listed in our Etsy shop today.  These beautiful handspinning tools were crafted from colorwood and birch.